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by gerwin.degraaf
16:21 Tue 31 Jul 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Drop stop discs
Replies: 13
Views: 4376

Re: Drop stop discs

On return of our vacation to Portugal two weeks ago, we came by an Auchan Hypermarked in Lille (France). There I bought three packs of dropstops (not the brand, but the own Auchan brand of it) of 10-pieces each, at € 3,95 (per ten). Haven't tried them yet, but they're thesame dimensions as the origi...
by gerwin.degraaf
15:03 Mon 25 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

2x Croft 1955 VP
by gerwin.degraaf
09:44 Thu 31 May 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

9x Osborne 1992 VP :? (no idea how these will turn out, I've got one on deathrow for next week when I'm organising a little wine tasting) at auction a couple of weeks ago (got them delivered last week). They all do look to be in very good condition, which at least gives some hope that they have been...
by gerwin.degraaf
20:25 Thu 19 Apr 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

Kopke 1970 VP (4)
Osborne 1994 VP (3)
Q da Romaneira 1994 VP (10)
by gerwin.degraaf
13:05 Wed 21 Mar 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Quarles Harris
Replies: 0
Views: 853

1983 Quarles Harris VP

Tasted on March 7th 2012 Opened in celebration of my wife's birthday. Decanted for about 5,5 hours before taking the first glass. Slight sign of some seepage (coloured selo). Colour: Even (light) cherryred colour, hardly any fading towards the edge of the glass. Nose: Ripe young red fruits, mainly c...
by gerwin.degraaf
11:32 Wed 21 Mar 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

2 x Vesuvio 2000 VP
2 x Graham's 2000 VP
2 x Smith Woodhouse 2000 VP
8 x Cálem Quinta do Foz 1987 VP
:D
3 x Sandeman 1945 VP
:D :nirvana:

All won at auction last weekend.

Also bought quite some Quevedo Ports and wines (red and white Oscar's).
Gerwin de Graaf
by gerwin.degraaf
11:33 Fri 13 Jan 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Kopke
Replies: 0
Views: 844

1980 Kopke Vintage Port

Decanted at 13.00, first glass enjoyed at 21.30. Slightly damaged capsule, tiny sign of some seepage. Cork came out wel, in one piece, it was fully saturated though. Color: Lightred in the center of the glass, towards the edge of the glass getting lighter onto almost transparant at the rim. It has a...
by gerwin.degraaf
23:23 Thu 15 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1937 Pinto White Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

1937 Pinto White Colheita

Bottled in 1973. Bottle states (French label): Blond Doré (golden blond), Demi-sec (semi-dry) (never seen this statement on port before, have any of you?) Opened it up by means of my port tongs, decanted and served directly, at slightly below cellar temp (about 10,5 Celcius). Colour: golden amber, t...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:02 Thu 15 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

1967 Nicolau de Almeida VP (12 bottles, I will probably split this lot). Dutch Bottling
by gerwin.degraaf
20:57 Thu 15 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: What do you know about this Port??

Yesterday opened up this bottle, in celebration of my birthday in the company of my dad, my wife and two wine- and portloving relatives. Opened it up by means of my port tongs (what else 88) ) which went great, even the cork is now still in quite good shape! And thankfully, it showed beautifully!! I...
by gerwin.degraaf
09:50 Wed 14 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

6x 1980 Kopke 1980
6x 1983 Quarles Harris VP
by gerwin.degraaf
11:52 Tue 29 Nov 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: What do you know about this Port??

Thanks for the suggestions guys!

I will let you know how it turned out.
The date for execution is dec. 14th. I will serve it at celler temp, about 11C. Given it´s age I will probably decant the bottle, but I reckon that it does not need a lot of decanting time. Any thoughts on this one=

Gerwin
by gerwin.degraaf
09:05 Fri 25 Nov 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: What do you know about this Port??

The time is about to come to open up this bottle and to see if it indeed is a white colheita. Since I have no expercience yet with old white colheitas (as a matter of fact, this will be my first experience with one), what would be the correct serving temperature (in Celcius) for an aged white Colhei...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:42 Thu 03 Nov 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke 40YO Tawny (Bottled 1980)
Replies: 0
Views: 921

NV Kopke 40YO Tawny (Bottled 1980)

Won at auction. Kinda special given the fact that this one was bottled in 1980 (so this has got some serious bottle ageing as well). I was hoping for the best of course (this bottle was the worst looking one from the lot, seemed to have suffered quite some seepage) . Again this TN is from memory, so...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:40 Thu 03 Nov 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Borges
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

1970 Borges and Irmao

Decanted at 16.00 in order to be served after a (seriously well cooked! :chef: ) 4-course dinner for 6. We started on it at about 21.30 / 22.00 therfore decanted for about 5.5 hours. Didn't take notes, so from memory. Here goes: Nice colour, still quite deep red, lightening up to a little orange at ...
by gerwin.degraaf
10:21 Wed 02 Nov 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

That's a nice purchase Gerwin. I'm interested how the 40YO will turn out after 30 years in the bottle. Surprisingly , it was simply excellent! considering it was the worst looking bottle from the bunch (quite some seepage it seemed) it was amazingly tasty. I opened it last Friday (28th Oct), on the...
by gerwin.degraaf
10:55 Tue 25 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

Last weekend at auction (put in bids beforehand) I won: - 6x Smith Woodhouse VP 1980 (case of 12 split with another portlover); - 6x Ferreira 1985 VP; - 9x Kopke 40 YO Tawny (bottled in 1980, very curious how they will turn out); - 3x Kopke "Full Rich" Madeira. price on the lot with the Kopke 40 YO ...
by gerwin.degraaf
08:53 Mon 19 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: What do you know about this Port??

[/quote]Labels are not always a good indicator of what’s in the bottle, so I hope it will turn out to be well stored! Are you planing on drinking it?[/quote] I know, but it won't hurt to hope! The fill level in the bottle also seems excellent, so I take that as an indication of proper storage as wel...
by gerwin.degraaf
07:22 Fri 16 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: What do you know about this Port??

It really sounds as though this is a 1937 white colheita. Is there anything which shows the date of bottling? If we are right, this should be a stunning wine and one which should not have suffered much if well stored. The only thing mentioned about botteling date, is that it's botteled in 1973 (eng...
by gerwin.degraaf
15:36 Tue 13 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Winespectator video finals
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Winespectator video finals

g-man wrote:Not sure if you guys know but Oscar from Quevedo is one of the finalists.

http://www.winespectator.com/videovoting

not sure if members only are allowed to vote.
I'm not a member, and have voted (for Oscar, naturally).
by gerwin.degraaf
08:31 Tue 13 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you know about this Port??
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

What do you know about this Port??

Hi all, At auction last week, I won (among other things) a bottle of: Pinto & Co /Vinho do Porto / Récolte 1937 (vieille en Fût) / Blond Doré / Demi-sec.It is bottled in 1973. The back label is in French, and quite damaged, so I can't make out everything it says.From what I can make out, it says th...
by gerwin.degraaf
09:05 Tue 06 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

We had a good excuse to buy some port, so decided we needed more port with some age on it. That resulted in: 9x Fonseca 1970 2x Cockburn 1967 1x Cockburn 1970 Almost at the same time there was an auction with many lots of Niepoort 1977. I never win at these things, so decided to put a bid on a coup...
by gerwin.degraaf
12:18 Thu 03 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

At auction, last sunday I won (via earlier posted online bids): 5x Dalva 1977 Vintage port (at Eur0 188 incl buyers premium) 7X Fonseca 2000 Vintage port (at Euro 329 incl buyers premium) I'm happy :D Too bad I (just) missed out on some other lots (a 1966 Taylors VP, a 1948 Burmester VP and a 1957 K...
by gerwin.degraaf
10:08 Wed 08 Dec 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 205966

Re: Latest buy

Quevedo Colheita 1995 x 6
Quevedo Colheita 1996 x 6
Quevedo White x 6
:nirvana:
by gerwin.degraaf
10:18 Sat 09 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Duff Gordon LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Duff Gordon 1997 LBV

Gerwin, Another nice note from you! And, yes, jammy is an english description for very sweet fruit. Since this was a different bottle, would you mind if I asked one of the admins to separate this tasting note from the earlier one so that they show up on the tasting note index as two separate tastin...